Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Beauty | Birchbox | August 2014

Hello friends!

We've all heard about the beauty boxes that you pay a subscription for, and in return, you get a box full of beauty samples to try out on a monthly basis - sounds like a good idea non? They've been around for some time, and thanks to a Living Social coupon, I am now a Birchbox subscriber for the next six months starting with August 2014. The box came in the post the other day so let's get cracking on with this post!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Life Through My iPhone: Week 10

Hello lovelies - 
Here's the latest update on what's been going on in my life !
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Life | Zoo Lates | London Zoo

Not too long ago I went to the Zoo. London Zoo. I haven't been here in such a crazy ridiculous time so even the journey to the zoo catching the 274 from Baker Street/Marylebone part of town sent a wave of nostalgia over me. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been here but it's the zoo! There's something about seeing live animals albeit in captivity (insert sad face here) that just captures people both young and old. I never really considered going back as I prefer humans to animals in general, but I have never been to Zoo Lates so when a colleague mention you can get in for a discounted price of £17.50 (normally around the £24 mark) with a Time Out Offer, I guess 2014 was the year to lose my Zoo Lates at London Zoo V-card...


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Beauty | Mission to fall in love with Lush

On my way to, and my way from work, for the most of the time, I pass through London Victoria train station specifically the past that passes by Lush. If you have ever walked past a Lush store, you'll know that signature smell that wafts out of the door whenever you briefly pass it, their colourful window displays giving a peek of their huge rounds of soap moulds and fresh face masks, and how can I not include that amazing signature white handwriting on black chalkboard esque displays?? Yet, despite all of this, I have resisted temptation to walk inside. Until now. 


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Beauty: Meeting Lily Pebbles and Vivianna Does Makeup

So I've only been blogging since about May 2014 starting with a whole bunch of Barcelona posts, and it's not hard to learn that once you enter the blogosphere you effectively become a small fry in a very big techie ocean. With a crazy amount of blogs already out there and established, I did wonder whether it was worth contributing my thoughts and two cents. Ignoring all doubts I had for myself, I signed up for bloglovin', watch countless YouTube videos and vloggers as well as as many blogs as I can really. And I learnt pretty quickly that there are two gigantic, absolutely mahoosive established UK bloggers already in full force with both their blogs and vlogs, and if you're anything like me scouring all kind of social media, you will most definitely have heard of Lily of Lily Pebbles and Anna of Vivianna Does


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Travel | Rubbing the boar's nose | Florence, Italy

Today's Throwback Thursday throws me back to Florence or Firenze as the Italians call it - an incredibly beautiful city I hope to revisit. If you are visiting for the first time, be sure to stop by Mercato Nuovo, a covered market in the historic centre of Florence, and while you are at it, why not say hello to its biggest attraction - the Fontana del Porcelliono (Piglet Fountain) and visit Il Porcellino, (a nickname given by the local Florentines) who sits proudly on the south side and be sure to rub his nose, and maybe make a wish hoping the coin will fall straight through the grout below.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Food | Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar | Covent Garden

In recent months, a lot of American joints have found their way across the pond to London from the likes of Shake Shack and Five Guys to name a couple but there's one that we've not heard publicised so much and with offerings like soft shell crab and southern fried chicken with a bar to boot, it was time for a couple of friends and me to see what Joe's Southern Kitchen and Bar had in store...

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